Mental Imagery

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by ruggerman, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. ruggerman


    Hi all!

    I'm looking for traders/brokers/investors who use or have used mental imagery in their trading to complete a short 10min survey for a research paper I'm doing.

    Please drop me a line if you're keen to help.

  2. so, you're looking for someone who's taken an MRI while trading?
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  4. drcha


    I'm not too sure what mental imagery is...
  5. Redneck


    IMHO Sir

    Mental imagery (aka visualization) – Is where you sit quietly and play something out, that you want to have happen, in your mind’s eye.

    Akin to a movie or play inside your head with you getting results that you want….

    I can’t do it… I’ve tried, but can’t.

    If I sit in a chair, relax, and close my eyes – I go to sleep – or my mind wonders over hell and half of Georgia

    NOW - That’s not to say it doesn’t work – because just as everyone is different – different things will work for different people.

    It’s all about learning how you learn then using that technique to teach yourself / change your behaviors so to achieve your desired goals

    FWIW - What does work for me is emersion – At least I think that’s what it’s called.

    eta - emersion is NOT where I stick my head in the toilet even though some days I've honestly felt like it :p


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  7. ruggerman


    Thanks RN for your great explanation.

    If I may add to that, mental imagery is using all (appropriate) senses to create or re-create an experience in the mind.
    The more vivid these images, the more likely the brain will intrepret them as the real thing.
    In trading (and beyond), it's most effective for rehearsing plans, events, self control/discipline, evoking desired states (confidence) and installing new habits.
    i.e. a useful mental skill.

    Hope this adds further clarity.

    All the best.